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CAD Lights Gen3 PLS-100 Pipeless Protein Skimmer

CAD Lights Gen3 PLS-100 Pipeless Protein Skimmer

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CAD Lights Gen3 PLS-100 Pipeless Protein Skimmer Information




"Think Less and Enjoy More"

Have you ever wish to have an over-sized skimmer on a small tank? At only 4.75" X 4.75", The Gen-3 PLS-100 can fit into your Tiniest spaces. It is the perfect solution to aquariums with restricted and tight sump spaces that are in need of a powerful skimmer!

NEW Features of the GEN3 PLS-100:
Tension Clamp Locks: Allows you to adjust the tension and tightness on each turn to make your adjustments more precise. Also lets you "Lock" your settings once you reached your desired setting. 2-point Clamp tension gives you full control of the Pipeless Technology.

2-point Tension Clamps: securely fastens the upper reaction body to the base, preventing separation in high water levels or high buoyancy applications.

Increased Reaction Chamber: bigger reaction chamber and increased dwell time for a larger capacity of 120G.

CAD Lights Aquarium`s original and totally innovative design of the first ever True Pipeless protein skimmer. Yes, CAD Lights removed all Wedgepipes, Ball Valves, Gate Valves or any other external bulky flow control mechanism. By removing these external parts, they have effectively slimmed down the skimmer footprint dramatically by almost 40%. Great for tight spaces and for people who have small sumps but are in need of a powerful protein skimmer. The Gen3 PLS-100 uses CAD Light`s powerful TIA-1150 skimmer pump rated for up to 80G-120G based on livestock volume respectively. The extremely compact footprint of 4.75" x 4.75" allows it to fit into the smallest sumps or sump chambers without any sacrifice of skimming power.

Unlike traditional protein skimmers, the new Gen3 PLS-100 utilizes its own body to regulate and control the foaming level and pressure. One turn of the skimmer body in one direction controls your foam up and another simple turn to the opposite direction brings the pressure level down. The unique pump pressure is designed to force an extremely low friction surface between the hand smoothed skimmer base and top to give you a smooth surface for control.

The Gen3 PLS-100 is small in size, and Big on performance. This is the same pump and flexi-plastic impeller system that we use on CAD Light`s popular and time tested TIA-1150 Conic protein skimmer.

Features:
  • Extremely small overall dimensions: 4.75"(L) x 4.75"(W) x 20"(H)
  • Powerful CAD Lights TIA-1150 Skimmer pump
  • GPH: 375GPH
  • Wattage: 20W
  • Air draw: 315 L/H
  • Optimum Water level 7"-10"
Load recommendations:
  • Light bio-load (120G)
  • Medium bio-load (90G)
  • Heavy bio-load (70G)
*100% Cell-Cast acrylic. High quality Craftsmanship.


CAD Lights Gen3 PLS-100 Pipeless Protein Skimmer Reviews



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Too hard to Adjust

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Reviewers Rating Below Average


Posted: 4/10/2014 from Sauquoit, NY UNITED STATES
2.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: If your looking for a space saving skimmer this is the one. But with that being said, having this skimmer in a small space and trying to adjust is just too much of a hassle. Much too hard to adjust.


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Great Skimmer

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 4/9/2014 from CHANDLER, AZ UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Great skimmer at a great price, and you cannot beat the footprint. This would have been 5 stars but for lousy customer service at Cadlights when I had a question.


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Great product

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 4/7/2014 from Mansfield, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This skimmer does what it said it does. Started to work the same day that I plug it in. Easy to use onece you understand the controllers. The best part about the skimmer is that is supper space saver I have a tight sump but whit this in it I still have plenty ot room.


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Pretty Slick

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 3/11/2014 from Moscow, ID UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I am using this skimmer on my 70 gallon (total volume) tank. so far it is working great. Setup is easy, quick and simple. To adjust it just takes a quick twist of the skimmer body!


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Great Skimmer

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 3/6/2014 from Saint Petersburg, FL UNITED ST
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This skimmer is wonderful. Honestly, I have had SO many different skimmers. This one is great! Easy to adjust. Only "Slight" negative is you have to get your hands wet when adjusting because the body screws that keep the skimmer water level in place are under water. To me it isn't a big deal in any case. Also, By far one of my favorite things about this skimmer is how quiet this thing is! I can even hear it running. It did produce a good amount of micro bubbles at first, but after about 12 hours it cut down greatly. It pulled out some gross this green gunk in only 2.5 days of running. It wasn't even fully matured yet. Anyway, I would highly recommend this skimmer to anyone needing a great skimmer with a small footprint. A+++


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Great Skimmer

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 3/1/2014 from Saint Petersburg, FL UNITED ST
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This skimmer is wonderful. Honestly, I have had SO many different skimmers. This one is great! Easy to adjust. Only "Slight" negative is you have to get your hands wet when adjusting because the body screws that keep the skimmer water level in place are under water. To me it isn't a big deal in any case. Also, By far one of my favorite things about this skimmer is how quiet this thing is! I can even hear it running. It did produce a good amount of micro bubbles at first, but after about 12 hours it cut down greatly. It pulled out some gross this green gunk in only 2.5 days of running. It wasn't even fully matured yet. Anyway, I would highly recommend this skimmer to anyone needing a great skimmer with a small footprint. A+++


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